Of course you should get started with P90X as soon as you get the P90X DVDs. But there are a couple of things you want to do before you get at it. These things are important because it will set you up to get the best results you can from the workout. If you fail to do these simple things then you might get frustrated that you’re not seeing results or realize you messed up and feel like you have to start over.
Do These Before Day 1 Of P90X
- Read The P90X Workout Guidebook – Tony Horton and the people at Beachbody put this book together to give you the knowledge behind P90X. You’ll learn what each move is called, why the meal plans are important, what equipment you need to do P90X, and most importantly what version of P90X to do. Picking P90X Lean, P90X Classic, or P90X Doubles will set you on the right path to achieve your fitness goals. I recommend P90X Classic because it will show you very quickly where you stand with your fitness. Tony also gives some tips and advice to help you get through all 90 days.
- Put Up The P90X Calendar – This way you see it when you walk in or out of your house everyday. Cross off workouts as you go so you feel like your making progress.
- Read The P90X Meal Plan – Over 70% of your results will come from what you eat. The P90X Nutrition Plan is a in-depth plan that tells you exactly what you need to be eating to provide the right balance of fuel your body needs to get through P90X. Trust me when I say its important. I thought I ate right before starting P90X so I didn’t read it. While I did get much stronger in my first round of P90X I didn’t see the definition I was expecting. Went through the guide, made some small changes in my diet, and what a difference it made.
You should be able to get all of these done in about an hour. You’ll be opening the workout guidebook and meal plan every once in a while as you move through each phase so keep them handy. Take the meal plan guide book with you grocery shopping if you need to. Doing these tasks before you start Day 1 of P90X will make a big difference in your results.